(From old blog)
We recently had the opportunity to have a first hand look at a converted
Honda Element for wheelchair access on the passenger side. I was very
pleased in what I saw.
First off I have not been impressed with
some of the accessible transport vans on the market. We once owned a
minivan and known many people who owned minivans. We determined that all
minivans are just pieces of junk. Converted or not – these cars never
seem to last very long.
With that I wanted something a bit more not minivan. The Honda Element seems to fit that bill.:)
Here is a link on what the Honda Element X-Wav conversion is about (http://www.fminow.com/
next steps are how to pay for such a vehicle. These vehicles run about
$20000 for the conversion alone. You still have to add in the cost of a
vehicle. The rub I have is I could buy an entry level Mercedes. Oh well –
kind of a pain in the arse to get a chair in a Mercedes.
As I go through my journey of financing, including loans, grants, etc. I will definitely share what we go through.
I would love to hear experiences from other people on what they have gone through to get their accessible vehicles.